Happiness in itself is a kind of gratitude

Joseph Wood Krutch

A cosmic god had a horse. The horse was beautiful and had many good qualities. But the horse was dissatisfied and wanted to be more perfect in every way. In particular, it wanted to have unparalleled beauty.
One day the horse said to the cosmic god, ‘Oh Lord, you have given me beauty. You have given me other good qualities. I am so grateful to you. But how I wish you could make me more perfect. I would be extremely, extremely grateful if you could make me more beautiful.’
The cosmic god said, ‘I am more than ready to do what you ask. Tell me in what way do you want to be changed.’
The horse said, ‘It seems to me that I am not well proportioned. My neck is too ...

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